Dr. Benson S. Hsu is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and a practicing, board-certified pediatric critical care physician in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dr. Hsu has presented at over 40 invited national and international conferences and published over 70 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. Previously funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), he has received top research awards from the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hsu previously served as the corporate Vice President of Population Health as well as the corporate Vice President of Enterprise Data and Analytics at Sanford Health, a $6+ billion integrated health system. He is the Chair of the Section on Critical Care (SOCC) and a member of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) and the Committee on Hospital Care (COHC) at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hsu has written eight national practice guidelines for pediatric care, including the 2019 national guideline on Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Levels of Care.
Deeply dedicated to health equity, Dr. Hsu has co-founded two nonprofits addressing this issue. He currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of the Preparedness and Treatment Equality Coalition (PTEC), an organization bringing together private businesses to fund research on the intersection of data, metrics, and health equity. Dr. Hsu also serves as the President and Chair of Aequitas Health, a new medical honor society working to identify, recognize, and develop a society of physician leaders dedicated to the cause of health equity.
Dr. Hsu received his AB in Economics from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Duke University Fuqua School of Business, graduating with highest honors as a Fuqua Scholar. He earned his M.D. from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed post-graduate training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hsu is a TEDx speaker, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a Bush Fellow, an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow (HIF), and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).